New PDF release: Front Line Harbour: A History of the Port of Dover

By Anthony Lane

Made recognized through its place, the port of Dover has proved of significant value to the state in battle and peace over many centuries. A Roman stronghold, it turned a massive Cinque Port after the Norman Conquest. Following the homicide of Thomas Beckett at Canterbury in 1170, it turned a spot of transit for plenty of pilgrims, encouraging Henry II to enhance the amazing fort we all know at the present time. Henry VIII and Elizabeth I made nice efforts to enhance the usually threatened harbour, the place, in 1660, Charles II back to Dover to re-establish the monarchy. some time past, in peacetime, the city welcomed monarchs and statesmen from world wide who arrived via sea. The Admiralty Grand Harbour supplied a base for the Dover Patrol and a receiving station for greater than one million wounded within the First international conflict. equally, in 1940, the key a part of the British military taking flight from Dunkirk was once landed at Dover. This hugely illustrated e-book describes the improvement of the harbour over the past 500 years and its linked delivery actions, advertisement and naval, quite the cross-Channel ferries, that have significantly elevated in dimension and quantity lately to cater for the big variety of passengers, autos and vans which these days move to and from France. Dover is still at the entrance Line in highway communications with Europe.

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